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    Navigator.cookieEnabled

    Returns a Boolean value indicating whether cookies are enabled or not (read-only).

    Syntax

    var cookieEnabled = navigator.cookieEnabled;
    
    • cookieEnabled is a Boolean true or false.

    Example

    if (!navigator.cookieEnabled) { 
      // let the user know that enabling cookies makes the web page much more useful
    }
    

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support Yes 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?

    Gecko notes

    Prior to Gecko 8.0 (Firefox 8.0 / Thunderbird 8.0 / SeaMonkey 2.5), window.navigator.cookieEnabled would report the wrong result if a site exception was in place for the page on which the check was performed. This has been fixed.

    Specifications

    HTML WHATWG

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Last updated by: anthonyryan1,
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